Event first aid cover

In 2012, Red Cross first-aiders were on standby at 10,053 events – at the Rock Werchter, Dranouter and Graspop festival sites, along the routes of the Dodentocht long-distance hike and the De Gordel cycling and walking event, and on the sidelines of football pitches. The number of events attended exceeded 10,000 for the first time. We treated a total of 72,469 casualties at events large and small.

  • 67% of first aid cover was provided at weekends.
  • The total number of hours worked by Red Cross first-aiders was 259,148.
  • In total, 42,181 first-aiders were deployed (volunteers who attended more than one event are included more than once in that figure).
  • An average of 4.2 volunteers attended each event.
  • The average duration of first aid cover was 7.6 hours.
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Type of treatment dispensed in 2012